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Vol. 11, No. 6 DEC ‘21/ JAN ‘22

West Coast Edition For WA, OR, & CA

The A2Z Manufacturing Magazines wish you a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperious New Year!!!

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Editor’s Corner “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” -HamiltonWright Mabie

Cover A2Z Manufacturing Magazines wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

“The joy of brightening others’ lives, bearing each Health and Happiness to you all! others burdens, easing each other’s loads, and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” Announcements/Releases.................... 6-14 -W.C. Jones Feature Articles............................1,10, 20-21 The holiday season is filled with more than baking, cooking and Buyers Guide Equipment Services......32-38 Buyers Guide Processes.......................39-45 lots of wrapping.The end of the year is a great time for giving Card Gallery.........................................32-45 thanks, showing thanks, and for spending time with our most favorite folks! As we reflect on our Index Of Advertisers................................46 personal experiences this year, for most of us we know it could have been a lot worse, and of course Editorial................................... Throughout we strived for our 2021 to be a whole lot better. Published by: A2Z Manufacturing West Coast We can tend to focus on the negative episodes within our lives but we always have to remind ourselves as humans that the past is just a lesson and it is behind us; never to return unless we choose to relive PUBLISHERS/EDITORS or rehash the experience. Kim Carpenter & Linda Daly


We are not today what we were yesterday, we are more, we are better, we took the course and we wear the tee shirt in our soul. The memories tell us that the stove is hot, but we can choose to be burned again, it’s our choice.

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Website: www.A2ZManufacturing.com If you are reading this you should mentally pat yourself on the back because we made it, we are here, E-mail:Kim@A2ZManufacturing.com and last year is behind us.We now know there are more important things in life besides toilet paper, Clorox, and hand sanitizer.There are the piercing eyes of our grandchildren, the smile and big hug CONTRIBUTORS from your family members, and there are the venues we all took for granted. I don’t know about Linda Daly, Eugene Wirth, Stephen Hannemann, you but going to a few ball games and comedy venues this year made me feel reborn. Hugh Taylor We are social creatures. We grow on interaction from other humans and growing means learning, Published bi-monthly to keep precision manufacsharing, giving, and the many heart-felt experiences including loving. turers abreast of news, contracts, trends, and to Our mother Earth continues to evolve and we, the caretakers, tend to forget the blessing we have been entrusted with, the miracle of life and the uncertainty of tomorrow. We are the artists, and we build our canvas, we mount our canvas, and we choose the brushes, paint, and theme of our work. Let’s not forget to create.

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Circulation: A2Z Manufacturing West Coast maintains a master list of over 14,000 decision makers consisting of fortune 1000 companies, small manufacturing companies, engineering firms, DOD & Scientific Lab facilities, machine shops, fab-shops, and secondary source businesses. It has an estimated pass on readership of more than 25,000 people. The majority of our readers are based in CA, OR, WA area!

Most of us will take for granted, until it is taken from us, the air we are afforded to breath, the slumber we are awarded from a good day of work, and the daily bread we get to break with our tribe. But when this simple foundation is no longer a norm and doesn’t show up like the spring flowers, our Advertising Rates have remained the same since world is rocked and we take a deep look inside ourselves and look for the road of change. 1999, deadlines and mechanical requirements furnished I encourage you all to continue walking forward, looking forward, and effecting as much positive change as you are able to do.

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No Large City Grew Faster Than Phoenix. Phoenix vaulted ahead of Philadelphia to officially become the fifth-biggest city in the United States since the last census. The census numbers confirmed the scorching pace of growth in Phoenix. Arizona’s desert capital grew at the fastest rate among America’s biggest cities, vaulting it ahead of Philadelphia to officially become the fifth-biggest city in the United States since the last census.


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Phoenix’s population grew from 1.4 million people in 2010 to 1.6 million in 2020, a rate of 11.2 percent, according to the Census Bureau. The increase has been fueled not just by immigration and sun-seeking retirees but also by the arrival of tech companies and middle-class families from California and other more expensive parts of the country seeking more affordable housing. The Phoenix metro area continued to sprawl outward into the desert, with outlying suburbs such as Buckeye growing by nearly 80 percent over the past 10 years. But Phoenix is also growing up, booming with new condo towers and rowhouses filling in the downtown. All this growth has raised anxieties about how the region will supply enough water for all the new residents and their yards when brutal droughts and hotter summers are draining rivers and reservoirs. The population boom across Phoenix and surrounding Maricopa County has also translated into a political shift. President Biden narrowly won Arizona’s 11 electoral votes last November, eking out a win in what had once been a reliably Republican presidential state. Even before the pandemic, they were leaving major cities like New York, Los Angeles,

www.flexproaz.com and Miami and moving to less populated cities across the US. One of these cities was Phoenix, Arizona. In 2019, 5,958 millennials migrated to Phoenix, according to SmartAsset, which used the most recently available US Census Bureau data. The migration meant that 23% of Phoenix’s population was millennials. In April, CNBC reported that the trend of moving to Phoenix continued during the pandemic, citing data shared by LinkedIn and U-Haul. “Young, wealthy people are increasingly opting to put down roots in Arizona, a sign of the changing demographics that challenge the state’s longstanding reputation as a haven for retirees,” Insider’s Natasha Solo-Lyons wrote in July. “In particular, the capital of Phoenix ... has attracted relocators from coastal and Midwestern cities seeking a cheaper, more laid-back life.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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Announcements & Releases PMA Industries Commitment to Excellence PMA Industries is a leading photo-chemical etching manufacturer in North America. We produce products using photo-chemical etching and other processes for dozens of industries worldwide. Dies Direct is pleased to announce the launch of its new offering of Hot Foil Stamps. The new offering features an attractive heat-resistant copper finish, is made from a different grade of steel than our classic offering – which now makes it compatible with nearly all hot foil platforms, and still carries small minimum order quantities. For those that have not offered Hot Foil stamps to their customers in the past, the versatility of this new offering may be particularly attractive – as now your customers can use your designs manufactured by Dies Direct on any of the popular Hot Foil machines in the market. Dies Direct originally began producing Hot Foil stamps in 2019. The original offering is made from a thicker grade of steel and features a navy finish. This original design of Hot Foil stamps from Dies Direct will continue to be produced for those customers that prefer the classic look, feel and usability of this classic design. Recent environmental regulation updates in the United States require many industries to migrate to a low-volatile organic compound (or “low A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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VOC”) content paint. Craft dies require a tremendously rugged paint to withstand the pressures created at the cut line – a demand that required a significant amount of research on Dies Direct’s part during 2020 to ensure the dies would achieve the same (or better) end-product using a low-VOC paint formula. After significant cost, time, and effort, Dies Direct is happy to announce die production is moving to a low-VOC paint for all newly produced dies by the second quarter of 2021. Customers may notice a modest color change from the existing die color – the new low-VOC content dies exhibit a slightly brighter silver. In addition to the attractive color change, the exhaustive testing has concluded the new paint formula ultimately provides improved durability as well. Dies Direct is proud to bring these product enhancements to our customers without an impact to price. With PMA’s commitment to low-VOC paint and already producing product from a state of the art facility, PMA Industries once again demonstrates its commitment to responsible manufacturing practices for the benefit of our customers, our employees, our investors, and our world.

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awarded contract N6339421C0002 for the manufacture, assembly, test and delivery of Module Electronics Box and Hazard Electronics Box units in support of the Vertical Launch System. Work will be performed in Los Angeles, California, and is expected to be completed by August 2022. Fiscal 2021 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $6,674,000 (54%); and Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $5,740,000 (46%) will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, Port Hueneme, California, is the contracting activity. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a $10,377,842 modification (P00012) to previously awarded delivery order (FA8620-15-G-4040, FA8620-19-F-2310) for the Netherlands MQ-9 update. Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2021. This contract involves 100% Foreign Military Sales to the Netherlands. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $8,504,176 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

R ay t h e o n S p a c e a n d A i r b o r n e Our Showroom At: 3305 Edison Way, Fremont, CA 94538 Systems, El Segundo, California, is awarded a $71,446,885 level-of-effort Is Open Monday - Friday From 8am To 5pm modification (P00011) to a previously awarded, cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinitedelivery/indefinite-quantity contract Department of Defense (DoD) Awards (N6893619D0001).Work will be performed in El Segundo, California (80%); China Lake, California (10%); Patuxent River, Maryland (5%); Raytheon Co., Goleta, California, is awarded a $30,981,359 long-term, and St. Louis, Missouri (5%), and is expected to be completed in indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for February 2024. No funds will be obligated at the time of award; funds the repair of three ALE-50 towed decoy system components in support will be obligated on individual orders as they are issued. The Naval of the F/A-18E/F aircraft.The contract includes a five-year base period Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the with no options.Work will be performed in Forest, Mississippi (75%); contracting activity. and Goleta, California (25%). Work is expected to be completed by December 2026. Working capital funds (Navy) in the amount of Lockheed Martin Corp., Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded a $6,307,158 will be obligated at the time of award and funds will not firm-fixed-price other transaction prototype award with a total value expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Naval Supply Systems of $20,938,788 through the Missile Defense Agency’s authority under Command Weapon Systems Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is 10 U.S. Code § 2371b. Announcement with Glide Phase Interceptor the contracting activity (N00383-22-D-T501). Special Topic, HQ0851-21-S-0001. Under this award, the performer DCX-CHOL Enterprises,* Los Angeles, California, is awarded a $12,414,000 firm-fixed-price modification to previously A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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will further develop and refine their concept. The work will be performed in Sunnyvale, California; Huntsville, Alabama; and Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of September

2022. Research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $8,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, Virginia, is the contracting activity (HQ0851-22-9-0001). General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, was awarded a $103,206,787 firm-fixed-price contract for the production of Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems, satellite airborne data terminals, and government furnished equipment maintenance. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Poway, California, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2023. Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $103,206,787 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-22-C-0014).


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Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California, is awarded a $63,103,871 fixed-priceincentive-fee modification (P00011) to a previously awarded contract (N0001920C0001). This modification WASHINGTON/OREGON NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Sales: (253) 872-1661 Sales: (866) 814-7238 Sales: (562) 949-8311 exercises options to procure 19 Service: (800) 994-0146 Service: (800) 994-0146 Service: (800) 994-0146 AN/APG-79(V)4 radar systems and Parts: (888) 207-2787 Parts: (888) 207-2787 Parts: (888) 207-2787 associated software in support of radar retrofit and integration into the F/A18C/D aircraft on behalf of the Marine Corps. Additionally, this modification www.ellisontechnologies.com | provides engineering and obsolescence management suppor t as well as associated technical, financial, and sole source acquisition. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount administrative data in support of the retrofit and integration of $31,720,280 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air effort. Work will be performed in Forest, Mississippi (41.1%); Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright Patterson Air Force El Segundo, California (32.6%); Andover, Massachusetts (18.3%) Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8689-20-C-2013 P00005). and Dallas, Texas (8%), and is expected to be completed in March 2023. Fiscal 2022 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $63,103,871 will be obligated at time of award. The Naval Air The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded a $366,464,275 Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting modification (P00035) to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, activity. cost-plus-incentive-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N0001918D0001).This modification increases the ceiling to extend the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, service life for up to 32 F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft. Work will be has been awarded a $31,720,280 contract action for the Belgium performed in San Antonio, Texas (80%); and St. Louis, Missouri (20%), MQ-9B SkyGuardian procurement. This contract provides for and is expected to be completed in May 2024. No funds will be obligated one MQ-9B simulator, training, spares and support equipment. at the time of award; funds will be obligated on individual orders as they Work will be performed in Poway, California, and is expected to are issued.The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, be completed by March 31, 2024. This contract involves 100% is the contracting activity. Foreign Military Sales to Belgium and this award is the result of a A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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(877) 398-6061 www.coastaluminum.com Manufacturing Doesn’t Need More Workers, It Needs the Right Ones It has always been true—to survive, a business must adapt. Adapting is no small feat. Only 52 U.S. companies remained on the Fortune 500 list from 1955 until 2019. And, one could argue that manufacturing is facing one of its largest disruptions—digital transformation—in modern history. “My prediction is that half of all American manufacturers will close their doors in the next 10-to-15 years,” says Jeremy Frank, CEO of KCF Technologies. Franks says he has heard loud and clear what’s going on with the sector as a board member of National Association of Manufacturers, a board member of the Hydraulic Institute, an active participate in a local MEP and by working with manufacturers including the world’s largest automotive companies. Of course, he doesn’t want to see that happen, so he formed his business in 2000 with the vision of “solving problems through the convergence of technology and people.” It’s the combination of these two essential components that will “save” manufacturing, he says. It’s very personal to Frank. At a recent company event he recalled, with emotion, how the factory where his grandfather worked, Westinghouse in Mansfield, Ohio, shut down and is now an empty parking lot. Avoiding that fate is his life’s mission. While his company advises manufacturers on what technologies will make them more efficient and able to stay in business, he’s calling for a public policy that ensures the vibrancy of the sector. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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He points to one plan that isn’t hitting the mark. The American Jobs Plan Initiative aims to creates job, but not the right ones. Frank says, “Simply creating more jobs is short-sighted and does nothing to address the manufacturing skills gap—specifically, the need for workers who can manage Industry 4.0 technology.” However, there are some government-backed plans that work very well. Frank points to the model of the Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR), which invests in entrepreneurial companies. Each year the government sets aside around $3 billion for external R&D to small businesses. This program, along with the Small Business Technology Transfer program, which the SBA calls America’s Seed Fund, allows small businesses to explore technology with the goal of commercialization. “It’s a competitive process and has proven to be successful,” Frank says, noting that his company received $1 million in 2004 and today is a growing, thriving company. He thinks this program should be expanded. “We should be putting 10 times that number into small businesses as they create the majority of the jobs. And these are the companies tapping into the technology which will solve the knowledge gaps as well as create technologies of the future.”We also need to rework our education systems, says Frank. “It’s very hard for a two-year community college to be able to change quickly enough to match the expanding technological skills needed.” That’s why more employers are creating internal programs for on-thejob training.

“If education policies are not flexible enough to allow students to explore various pathways,” Curry says, “students may ultimately bypass even the best workforce development opportunities. I came across the idea of pursuing technology as a career by chance after already embarking on a serious course of post-secondary studies. If I was exposed to technical or STEM programs before college, I would have landed on my pathway much sooner.”


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Attracting talent early and positioning the field in the light of entrepreneurship is Frank’s prescription for ensuring the health of the manufacturing sector. “We need to get people excited about technology and about building something for the future.” Source: Industry Week; By: Adrienne Selko

Fisker unveils new Fisker Ocean electric SUV Fisker Inc. revealed its newest electric vehicle, the Fisker Ocean SUV, featuring advanced performance and safety technology, a sleek design, and extensive use of sustainable materials. At Fisker Ocean SUV’s debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Fisker Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker detailed the vehicle’s sustainable design features, technical specifications, vehicle trim levels, performance capabilities e and driver-assist technologies.


Fisker estimates that the EPA range of the front-wheel-drive, single-motor Fisker Ocean Sport will be 250 miles on a single charge, using a lithium-ion phosphate battery cell chemistry in Touring Range packs to be supplied by CATL. EPA Ranges for the all-wheel-drive, dual-motor Fisker Ocean Ultra and Fisker Ocean Extreme are estimated at 340 miles and 350-plus miles, respectively. The Fisker Ocean Sport will have an expected zero-to-60-mph time of 6.9 seconds with peak horsepower of 275. The Fisker Ocean Ultra will have an estimated zero-to-60-mph mph time of 3.9 seconds, with an estimated peak hor sepower of 540 hp. The Fisker Ocean Extreme and Fisker

Ocean One will have an estimated 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds, with an estimated peak horsepower of 550 hp. Fisker said the Fisker Ocean was designed to be a true SUV, rather than an aerodynamic all-electric hatchback. A 20-inch aero wheel is available, as well as three 22-inch wheel options. All Fisker Oceans will be outfitted with tires created by partner Bridgestone to enhance range and performance. By I-Chun Chen – LA Business Journal Key features include California Mode, for a near-convertible SUV experience, and Fisker’s SolarSky roof, available on the Fisker Ocean Extreme and Fisker Ocean One. The SolarSky roof adds additional, emission-free miles. Key features include California Mode, for a near-convertible SUV experience, and Fisker’s SolarSky roof, available on the Fisker Ocean Extreme and Fisker Ocean One. The SolarSky roof adds additional, emission-free miles. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Meta Strikes Again In Bellevue, Leases 9-Story Spring District Building

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M e t a Platforms Inc.’s has preleased another Spring District building in Bellevue, this time taking 213,000 square feet, project developers Wright Runstad & Co. and Shorenstein Properties said Monday. The news comes five days after Meta (Nasdaq: FB), owner of Facebook and Instagram, said it would lease more than 700,000 square feet in Sunnyvale, California, near the company’s Menlo Park headquarters, as well as space in another Bay Area city, Burlingame.Together, the California leases total more than 1 million square feet, Bloomberg reported. The Bellevue and Bay Area expansions are one of the clearest signs to date that the office is not on its way to extinction at least among big tech companies. A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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2:04:17 PM Meta’s latest Spring District lease is for Building 13, which4/6/2020 is between the former REI headquarters that Meta bought last year for $367.6 million and the Global Innovation Exchange. Building 13 is the fifth Spring District building that Meta has leased in the emerging neighborhood.

NBBJ designed Building 13 and BNBuilders is the general contractor. Construction of the nine-story structure will start in 2022 with completion expected in 2024, the developers said. The five buildings total over 1.4 million square feet. Those, along with Meta’s offices in Seattle and Redmond, total 3.2 million square feet.That would be enough for more than 18,000 employees based on a commercial real estate industry space-per-employee standard. That’s well above the more than 7,000 employees Meta has in the Puget Sound region, so the new lease is the latest signal that Meta plans to grow significantly more here. Last year, after the purchase of the REI headquarters, Meta said it had 5,431 employees in Washington state in 2019. Nearly 1,175 available jobs in the Puget Sound region are listed on Meta’s website. In addition to Meta’s presence and the Global Innovation Center, the 36-acre Spring District has over 800 apartments. On tap is Bellevue Brewing Co.’s new location, which is scheduled to open in 2022, and a light rail station opening in 2023.

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China’s ability to perform quick pivots under its command-and-control leadership could give its manufacturers an edge as it grows to take on Washington’s “considerable” industry base, he said. That said, the relationship doesn’t have to be adversarial, Heck added. “I don’t think we should look at China as the enemy. But I do think we should look at them as our fiercest competitor and that we have to take that very seriously.” China likely won’t have the same outsize demand for commercial jets that it has in the past two decades, senior aerospace analyst Richard Aboulafia said in a recent virtual forecast. While its relationship with the West is changing as it prioritizes its fledgling domestic industry, Chinese jet makers are still heavily dependent on Western technologies from engines to avionics, which is likely to keep them at the table.

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China’s jet industry may be behind, but “they don’t mean to stay that way,” Washington Lt. Gov. Denny Heck said at the Aerospace Futures Alliance summit in late October.

Janene Collins, vice president of supply chain contracts and sourcing atThe Boeing Co., said the company’s “chief struggle” is the consolidation of its supply base.Those with the balance


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sheet to do so used the pandemic-driven recession to “buy up capacity they don’t have,” she said. Around 65% of the global aerospace giant’s costs come from its supply chain, which is still catching up to demand from the recovering airline industry. In response, Boeing created an internal team to better understand its 5,400-factory supplier network, which produces billions of parts that need to be delivered “just in time” to meet its production rates, she said. Those rates have increased to 19 planes per month by the end of the third quarter, the company said in its recent earnings call, and its inquiries have indicated its supply chain can support the 31 planes it plans to produce per month by 2022. Rising costs Rising labor costs are the most “organic” form of cost increases and a leading indicator of the inflationary pressures manufacturers are likely to see in the coming months, Aboulafia said.

While long-term pricing contracts could mask the trend in the short term, costs for materials have risen over the past several years while commercial jet prices have stayed stubbornly flat, squeezing profit margins for Boeing and Airbus. Sustainability investments Infrastructure is the watchword for sustainability efforts, aerospace leaders said. While manufacturers are game to develop technologies ranging from sustainable aviation fuels to hydrogen and battery-powered electric propulsion, each one will require huge investments to enable mass production and delivery, said Jon Gordon, co-founder of Hawthorne, California-based Universal Hydrogen. “The infrastructure problem is tremendous, but it can’t be the excuse anymore,” he said. “We don’t have time.” While sustainable technologies could take an unusual form — like the hinged wing that helped Boeing increase fuel efficiency on its 777X — fuel reduction and SAF are only an interim measure, he said. By Marissa Nall A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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United SAF flight United’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 on the tarmac at O’Hare,The flight was a demonstration of how drop-in sustainable aviation fuel can be used with no modifications needed to the plane or infrastructure. Images credit: United. ​​​ Another person on board was GE Aviation’s CEO, John Slattery. The jet used a pair of LEAP-1B engines developed by CFM International, a 50-50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines. GE has also been researching the use of SAF in its engines. Recent flights operated by Etihad Airways and British Airways used a fuel mix containing SAF, and GE Aviation is also working with Emirates on plans to test 100% SAF in 2022. Currently, international standards following the process developed by ASTM International (which develops technical standards) permit airlines to use a maximum of 50% SAF in commercial flights. So on this demonstration flight, United operated one of the plane’s two engines on 100% conventional jet fuel and the other one on 100% SAF — about 500 gallons in each engine. The SAF used by the jet was “drop-in” ready, meaning it is interchangeable with conventional Jet A and Jet A-1 fuel and requires no modifications to engines or airframes.This also makes it compatible with the existing commercial fleet and the existing fuel distribution and storage infrastructure. “These molecules don’t know where they come from,” says Gurhan Andac, GE Aviation’s engineering leader for aviation fuels and additives, about the difference — or the lack thereof — between SAF and conventional jet fuel. Andac, who was also on board the United flight, has played an important role in researching biofuels and synthetic fuels for engines and promoting their use. He also chairs an international task force to develop standardized industry specifications supporting adoption of 100% SAF. GE Aviation’s SAF testing includes several industry-first flight tests: the first SAF

commercial demonstration flight (2008), the first SAF transatlantic flight of a large freight commercial airplane (2011), the first 100% SAF military jet flight (2016) and, earlier this year, the first use of power-to-liquid (PtL), in which renewable electricity is used to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, then the resulting H2 is used with captured CO2 to synthesize liquid hydrocarbon fuel. Besides CFM, United partnered on the flight with Boeing, Virent — a subsidiary of Marathon whose technology e n a bl e s 1 0 0 % drop-in SAF — and World Energy, the world’s first and North America’s only commercial SAF producer. United says it has made the largest commitment of any airline to the transition toward SAF. Last spring it launched the Eco-Skies Alliance program, in which a list of 29 corporate partners and counting have collectively contributed toward the purchase of approximately 5.7 million gallons of SAF this year alone. This is enough SAF to eliminate approximately 53,000 metric tons of GHG emissions, or enough to fly passengers over 372 million miles. Sustainable aviation fuel can be made from any of 60 different feedstocks — among them plant oils, algae, greases, fats, waste streams, alcohols, sugar s, captured CO2 and other alter native feedstock sources and processes. The Department of Energy estimates that the United States alone has the resources to produce 50–60 billion gallons of SAF per year. For context, commercial airlines will use about 57 billion gallons of fuel by the end of 2021, down from a peak of 95 billion gallons in 2019, according to Statista. By switching from petroleum to SAF — when you take into consideration the entire life cycle of the fuel — the aviation industry could reduce its carbon contribution from fuel by up to 80%, according to industry associations the Air Transport Action Group and the International Air Transport Association. But so far, only a fraction of 1% of the fuel consumed in aviation is SAF.To spur more investment in SAF and create more supply, demand must first grow, which is why United hopes the flight will set an example for others to follow. “Drop-in SAF is something our industry can adopt now to begin making inroads on our commitment to be net-zero carbon emissions by 2050,” says Gaël Méheust, president and CEO of CFM International. “Along with our parent companies, GE Aviation and Safran Aircraft Engines, we applaud United for taking this bold initiative and look forward to even greater cooperation in the future.”


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The company said it plans to open a 45,000-square-foot factory in Sherwood in December that would employ 300 workers. “We are building the manufacturing workforce of the future — from our comprehensive training program and next-generation manufacturing techniques, to our agile and collaborative work environment,” President and CEO Tim Archer said. Lam — which produces “innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services” for the semiconductor industry — already has a facility in nearby Tualatin, and its new manufacturing plant would be its fifth in the country, according to the news release. Lam previously leased a 100,000-square foot warehouse in Sherwood in 2014. Its expansion comes as Santa Clarabased Intel Corp. steps up its chip making operations in the U.S. and in Oregon. Intel’s expansion of its Hillsboro manufacturing plant to 4 million square feet is expected to be finished in early 2022. By Christopher Bjorke – Portland Business Journal

Manufacturers Concerned About Workforce, But Optimistic About 2022, Marcum Report Says More than two-thirds of respondents to accounting and advisory firm Marcum’s new manufacturing survey said recruitment is their biggest concern going into 2022. Forty percent were concerned about workforce training, and about 34% were worried about retirements. Health care costs were also a concern for 37% of respondents, and 31% had their eyes on higher taxes. But despite challenges, 77% of respondents were optimistic about the coming year . And about 80% were expecting higher revenues. A little more than half of respondents — about 54% — planned to grow their staff in the next year, the report said. Finding skilled labor ranked in the top three priorities for 72% of respondents. Other top priorities included cutting costs, increasing the use of and investing in technology, and entering new markets.

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In 2020, nuclear power accounted for 56.8 per cent of Ontario’s electricity generation, compared to 24.4 per cent for water (hydro), 8.7 per cent for wind, 6.4 per cent for natural gas and 2.4 per cent for solar. While disposing of nuclear waste has always been a challenge, one SMR can prevent up to two megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually. OPG, a Crown utility, said the project would create 700 jobs during development, 1,600 during construction and manufacturing, 200 during operations and 160 when it is eventually decommissioned after about 60 years. “Nuclear is a key proven zero emissions baseload energy source that will help us achieve net zero as a company by 2040, and act as a catalyst for efficient economy-wide decarbonization by 2050,” said Ken Hartwick, OPG’s president and chief executive officer. GE Hitachi president Jay Wileman said “this is a significant and concrete action in the fight against climate change that will also create jobs across Ontario and Canada as we leverage the robust and growing nuclear supply chain.” At Queen’s Park, Green Leader Mike Schreiner said “building a large SMR at Darlington makes absolutely no sense — especially because it’s going to be higher-cost electricity.”

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Schreiner noted small reactors were designed for “remote areas or for specialty things like steel-making” and said the Tories are only building one there because of an existing environmental assessment.

Blueprint For The World: Ontario Picks GE Hitachi To Build New Generation of Small Nuclear Reactors In Canada

“ W i t h t o d a y ’s announcement, Ontario is leading t h e way i n n ew nuclear technologies — like SMRs — that represent tremendous economic and environmental opportunities for our province and all of Canada,” Energy Minister Todd Smith said Thursday.

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“SMRs can provide reliable and emission-free energy while creating jobs, economic growth and export opportunities,” said Smith, adding it is a chance to “showcase Ontario’s nuclear expertise to the world.”

The project, which sources say will cost several billion dollars, would be Canada’s first commercial SMR and should be up and running by 2028.

Ontario Power Generation (OPG), the largest power supplier in Ontario, selected GE Hitachi to build the first SMR at Darlington, the only site in Canada currently licensed for a new nuclear reactor. “We’re excited to move forward with GE Hitachi and develop something here that all of us can be proud of and perhaps showcase to the rest of the world on how a new nuclear project can be done really well,” Hartwick said during a press conference.

Unlike the nation’s existing nuclear stations, the new reactor would not use Candu technology.

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and growing nuclear supply chain.” GE Hitachi has already started building partnerships with many local companies and suppliers to make this a success and with First Nations Power Authority (FNPA), an organization developing energy projects serving Canada’s Indigenous people, to tap into talent inside Canada’s Indigenous communities. GE Hitachi is currently seeking to hire and train field service technicians, who could be among the first global operation and maintenance experts trained on the BWRX-300 reactors. An SMR is defined as a reactor that produces up to 300 megawatts of electricity. GE Hitachi is now developing the BWRX-300, which, in addition to its selection in Ontario, is under consideration for projects in the U.S., Poland and Estonia. But GE Hitachi also wants to help Canada become the first global center of excellence for this technology. “Canada has significant nuclear energy sector experience and is a global leader in the commercial nuclear power industry,” says Lisa McBride, GE Hitachi’s country leader for SMRs in Canada. “We are looking to leverage the expertise in Canada and build on that for the future of SMRs.” Heather Chalmers, president and CEO of GE Canada, said that GE was “committed to tackling the world’s toughest challenge. Climate change is one of those urgent global priorities, and a diverse portfolio of technology solutions will be required for the energy transition.” She said that the next steps “will take all of us — governments, energy producers, OEMs, utilities, research institutions and other stakeholders — working together to make this vision a reality.” A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Engine Manufacturer Cummins Opens Hydrogen Fuel Cell Innovation Center In West Sacramento Cummins Inc. has taken 18,000 square feet of space in the California Fuel Cell Partnership building in West Sacramento to develop commercial applications for hydrogen fuel cells for busses and medium-duty and heavy trucks.


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Between a 10,000-square-foot location in Dixon and the new location in West Sacramento, Cummins has 80 employees working in the region, and it plans to hire more next year, Davis said. Cummins has an option for more space in West Sacramento should it need it.

The alternative power innovation center will work on developing, testing and perfecting hydrogen fuel cells to power big trucks and busses, which need further range and faster refueling than battery-powered engines allow.

“We think a lot of the innovation in the zerocarbon space is here,” Davis said, adding that a lot of the early adapters of the technology are also in California.

Some of the innovations the center will work on include developing the best fit of fuel cells and battery for specific applications.The center will also develop and test power management to make the vehicles work optimally without being too large or heavy, Davis said.

The Califor nia Fuel Cell Partnership was also attractive because it has a hydrogen fueling station on site, she said. Cummins has been a longtime member of the California Fuel Cell Partnership, an industry advocacy group founded in 1999. Cummins, which was founded in 1919, makes truck and train engines,

“There is a lot of nuance to keep the fuel cell working optimally and keeping the battery weight down,” she said. In fuel cell cars, the fuel cell powers a battery, which moves the car. In heavy equipment, the fuel cell powers the battery, and, in some cases, the fuel cell also powers the vehicle directly, such as in the case of a heavy truck climbing a steep grade.That kind of system management requires sophisticated software, which Cummins is also developing and testing. The West Sacramento location will also work on converting customer trucks to fuel cell systems, it will provide and install fuel cell systems for original equipment manufacturers and it may make its own vehicles at the center, Davis said.The center also has a testing center for engines and powertrains. By Mark Anderson - Sacramento Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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MICRO-TRONICS – MORE THAN JUST AN EDM SHOP Lockheed to Build New Commercial Space Station A NASA contract will fund construction of Starlab – a lowearth orbit research center and tourist destination due to be operational by 2027. Lockheed Martin is part of a consortium now contracted by NASA to design the Starlab commercial space station, as part of the agency’s Commercial Low-Earth Orbit development program. Starlab will be the anchor for NASA’s initiative to promote the commercial space economy and provide scientific and crew capabilities prior to the retirement of the International Space Station. Starlab, unveiled in October, will be owned and operated by Nanoracks, a commercial space-services provider whose major stakeholder isVoyager Space. Those two companies are the other participants in the Starlab consortium. The NASA contract is valued at $160 million, and Starlab is scheduled to be ready for service in 2027.The overall cost of Starlab has not been reported. “To receive this support from NASA validates over a decade of Nanoracks’ hard work forging commercial access to space, bringing over 1,300 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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commercial payloads from 30 nations to the ISS,” stated Dr. Amela Wilson, CEO at Nanoracks. “This opportunity opens far-reaching possibilities for critical research and commercial industrial activity in LEO.” The Starlab project is seen replacing the ISS, which will conclude its mission by 2030. In addition, Starlab backers see it as a destination for space tourists. Space research is the primary proposition, with four laboratories: a biology lab, plant habitation lab, physical science and materials research lab, and an open workbench area. The space station – to be built by Lockheed – will be a large, inflatable habitat with a separate metallic docking node. At 340-m3 it will house four persons, with a 60-kW power and propulsion element and a large robotic arm for handling cargo and payloads. NASA’s investment will be supplemented by “customer pre-buy opportunities” and public-private partnerships. The agency will have the opportunity to purchase crew and payload services on Starlab through separate services contracts with Nanoracks. “Starlab is the confluence of Lockheed Martin’s rich space expertise and history, Nanoracks’ innovation, and Voyager’s financial savvy.This team is equipped to aid NASA on its mission to expand access to LEO and to enable a transformative commercial space economy,” stated Lisa Callahan, v.p. and general manager, Commercial Civil Space at Lockheed Martin.

New Report Makes Case For More Support For Oregon Manufacturers Oregon manufacturing is everything from microchips to fish and chips, and its importance to the state is growing at a crucial time, according to a new report published Wednesday by state business groups. “Oregon punches above its weight for manufacturing,” said Angela Wilhelms, president and CEO of Oregon Business and Industry, which commissioned the new manufacturing study along with the Oregon Business Council.“I think what the report really illustrates is the breadth and the scope of manufacturing impact in Oregon,” Wilhelms said. The sector spans areas from technology to the food industry and, according to the report, could grow further as companies bring parts of the supply chain closer to home and government support for domestic manufacturing has bipartisan backing. “A state that was not known for manufacturing a half-century ago has emerged as a growth leader,” the report’s authors write. “As the country rebuilds its domestic manufacturing capacity during this decade, Oregon finds itself in a competitive position to grow jobs in a sector recognized for its competitive compensation and training opportunities.” Among the reports findings: • • •

Oregon’s 214,000 manufacturing jobs contributed $33 million to state GDP in 2020. Oregon’s share of the total national manufacturing GDP grew 50% from 1% to 1.5% in the last 50 years. A 10% increase in state manufacturing output would support 66,000 new jobs and generate $800 million in state and local government revenue.

Wilhelms singled out that last statistic. “That’s extraordinary,” she said. “We should be thinking about ways to get there, we should be thinking about ways to support our manufacturing industry broadly and allow them to realize that growth.” Among the r e p o r t ’s takeaways for policy makers should be workforce training to help manufacturers hire and grow, making usable land zoned and available for manufacturing development, and looking at how layers of permitting and regulatory policy affect the sector. For the general public,Wilhelms said the report should underscore the strength of manufacturing in Oregon, something that is not well known. By Christopher Bjorke – Portland Business Journal


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The product not only introduces features like the hardest steel rating available at 65 HRC (on the Rockwell scale of hardness) and a differential heat treatment that creates a more flexible spine, but it’s also made from carbon steel, one-piece, drop forged construction, Khormaei explained. Steelpor t officially launched production in March of this year, and almost immediately sold out of their first run of 100 knives. “This gave us the feedback to ramp-up our production to higher capacities since,” Khormaei said. Of course, having celebrated culinary professionals telling the world how much they enjoy their Steelport blade, helps considerably.Local legends like Bonnie Morales, Elias Cairo, and Doug Adams have delivered positive feedback, as have noteworthy chefs from around the country like Chris Bianco and Aaron Franklin.

considerations.“We don’t have to worry about a supply shipment getting stuck on a ship or in customs, thus we are not forced to accept products of lower quality just to meet internal deadlines. “This has been a subtle and not much discussed advantage, but an important one in ensuring that we continue to ship the best products possible every time.” By John Chandler – Portland Business Journal

Amazon-Backed Rivian Raises Nearly $12B In Blockbuster IPO Rivian Automotive Inc. made its stock debut last month after raising $11.9 billion in the seventh-biggest U.S. initial public offering of all time. The Irvine, California-based electric vehicle maker, which has its manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois, priced its shares at $78 a share, well above its target range of $72 to $74. It also sold 18 million more shares than expected. It is the biggest U.S. IPO, in terms of capital raised, since Alibaba’s 2014 offering that raised nearly $22 billion. It topped Uber’s 2019 IPO that raised $8.1 billion, which is now the tenth biggest. Facebook’s 2012 IPO, which raised about $16 billion, is No. 4 and Spotify’s in 2018, which raised about $7.4 billion, is No. 11.

Cairo, the co-owner of local charcuterie empire Olympia Provisions, added his own glowing review of the new knife on the block. “Steelport knives are simply stunning,” he said. “The second you see it or use it, you know that this knife is special. I intend on using this tool for a very long time with much joy.” “Steelport fills an enormous hole in the cutlery market — a kitchen knife that is the highest quality and American-made, available broadly,” Khormaei says. Premium knives at national chains are typically from Germany, China, or Japan, he said. The homegrown domestic factor has become much more important since the rise of supply chain issues that continue to bedevil the competition. Having component and suppliers from the United States has proven to be a big advantage. “A key additional factor has been the value of direct connections with our suppliers,” Khormaei says. “We know them and they know us, and they believe in our products. This makes them also watch out for us, and get ahead of material disruptions they see coming. Yet another advantage, Khormaei said, has been quality control

Rivian’s biggest stakeholders include Amazon.com Inc., which owned 22.4% of its Class A stock heading into the IPO, and Ford Motor Co., which had a 14.4% stake. They and other “cornerstone investors” indicated in a filing that they planned to buy up to $5 billion worth of shares in the offering. R i v i a n o n ly s t a r t e d producing its electric trucks and SUVs in recent months and to date has only delivered a handful of them. But it had about 55,400 pre-orders for its R1T trucks and preorders for its R1S SUVs in the United States and Canada as of Oct. 31, according to a recent regulatory filing. The company is slated to deliver 10,000 custom electric vans to Amazon by the end of next year. Rivian’s market cap is about $66.5 billion, based on its IPO price. That put it in a tie for the 11th most valuable car company in the world with China-based Nio. It is far behind Tesla among electric vehicle makers, which is No. 1 with a valuation of about $1 trillion. Rivian is hiring in the Seattle area with more growth on the way, a spokesperson told the Business Journal in August. By Cromwell Schubarth – SiliconValley Business Journal A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Guard & Vacuum Pedestals For Grinders Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Grinders, Rotary DCM Tech -----------------------------------800-533-5339 Industrial Surface Grinders DCM Tech -----------------------------------800-533-5339 Silicon & Quartz DCM Tech __________800-533-5339 Punch & Die Grinders DCM Tech___________800-533-5339 INSPECTION EQUIP HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436

Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Valley Financial Services____818-968-4861 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 GARNET Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 GMA Garnet Group _______832-243-9300 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 GRINDING 3D CAD for CMM Flywheel & Rotor Grinders, Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 CMM Probes Grinding Filtration Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847

Horizon Carbide_________602-524-3802 Muerller Prost___________314-862-2070 CARRIERS & RIGGING Grinding Machines Rosco Precision Machinery___253-333-2439 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056 IRH Carriers & Rigging______ 435-230-1779 DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 RyansDovetails.com_______ 253-876-9981 Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 CNC PROGRAMING TRAINING Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 Coordinate Measuring Mach. Sulli Tool & Supply_______714-863-6019 Gosiger In WA___________937-586-5067 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Streamingteacher.com Spinetti Machinery_______775-996-3770 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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Mike Mills , Manager Arizona Office Cell: 480.694.9919 Email: Mike@Machineryresources.com

Equipment Financing


Dot Peen Markers

Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Kwik Mark Inc__________ 815-363-8268

Ellison Technologies____206-669-3578 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300

Expand Machinery_____818-349-9166

OGP ______________ 480-889-9056

Gosiger In WA_______937-586-5067

CNC Controls & Retro Fits

Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Laser Trackers Metrology Instruments HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436

Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 OGP ______________ 480-889-9056

Zeiss Industrial Metrology___800-327-9735 Optical Comparators Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847

Zeiss Industrial Metrology_800-327-9735 Particle Inspection Mach DCM Tech ____________ 800-533-5339 INSURANCE Business Insurance Solutions Sentry Insurance________ 877-373-6879 LASER & FIBER LASER MACHINES MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367

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Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384

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Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 EDM Filtration Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616 Expand Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 EDM Machines Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Selway Machine Tool______ 503-314-3165 CNC Machine Services______ 206-999-3232 King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680 Current EDM, Inc. _________612-840-0037 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Selway Machine Tool______ 925-699-2522 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Machinery Resources______ 480-694-9919 CNC 3 & 5 Axis Routing Machines HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 CNC Slant Bed Turning Centers North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Expand Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616 EDM Drilling & Micro Hole Romi Machine Tools, Ltd_____ 480-510-4146 CNC Swiss Turn Machines Machines Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Ellison Technologies_______ 206-669-3578

Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067 Current EDM, Inc. _________612-840-0037 Selway Machine Tool_______503-314-3165 Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 HS&S Machine Tool________408-472-2436 Selway Machine Tool______ 425-931-1680 Machinery Resources______ 480-694-9919 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 EDM Service Selway Machine Tool______ 925-699-2522 LMI Machinery Inc.________ 866-437-7315

EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Gosiger In WA__________ 937-586-5067 Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016 Machinery Resources______ 480-694-9919 EDM Tooling Systems Gosiger In CA__________ 714-446-7770 Spinetti Machinery_______775-996-3770 Methods Machine Tools Inc.___ 714-292-9384 Desert EDM____________480-816-6300 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262 North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616 CNC Lathes-Big Bore North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 EDM Network__________ 480-836-1782 Boring Mills

Rosco Precision Machine ry___ 253-333-2439 Ganesh Machinery_______ 818-349-9166 Bridgeport Parts

3 , 4, & 5 Axis CNC Mills

Custom Design/Build Machines

Equipment Financing

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HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 Ganesh Machinery______818-349-9166 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333 Horizontal Boring & Saw Lubricants Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601

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Gorilla Metals Inc.________855-516-3825 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333 Ryerson Corporation______425-204-2601 Sequoia Brass & Copper___ 800-362-5255 Electrical Steels Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651

King Machine Inc._________509-435-6741 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 206-818-6813 Kloeckner Metals________480-389-2883 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Saw Replacement Parts Service Steel___________503-224-9500

Altemp Alloys__________800-227-8103

Spinetti Machinery_______775-996-3770 Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000

United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292

Brass Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262 Saw Service Of WA_______ 360-738-6437 Bralco______________602-722-3324 Laser Marking Machines Swift Tool Co, Inc._______ 800-562-0900 Coast Aluminum_________ 877-398-6061 MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367

Saws Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466 Spinetti Machinery_______775-996-3770 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Manual Mills And Lathes King Machine Inc.________ 509-435-6741 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Ganesh Machinery_______818-349-9166 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333 HS&S Machine Tool_______ 408-472-2436 Sub Spindle Lathes Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Sequoia Brass & Copper____800-362-5255 Machine Toolworks_______ 800-426-2052 Bronze Swiss Screw Machines North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Spinetti Machinery______775-996-3770 Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466

High Temperature Alloys

Laser Cut Material Laser Cutting Services, Inc___ 503-612-8311 Lead Industrial Metal Supply Co.___818-729-3333 Material Sales Altemp Alloys__________800-227-8103 Coast Aluminum_________877-398-6061 Coastal Metals__________800-811-7466 Fry Steel_____________800-423-6651 Kloeckner Metals_______ 480-389-2883

Sharp Machine Tool_______ 310-944-8016

Turning Centers

Sequoia Brass & Copper____800-362-5255

United Performance Metals_ _888-282-3292

Summit Machine Tool______ 800-654-3262

Spinetti Machinery______775-996-3770

Carbon Steel

Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900

Metals: Bar & Plate

Used Wire EDM Machines


Altemp Alloys__________800-227-8103

Parts Washing

Current EDM, Inc. ________ 612-840-0037

Coastal Metals__________ 800-811-7466

Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-665


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cell 951.551.2685 sales 800.741.7756 ramy@barton.com www.barton.com

Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Sequoia Brass & Copper____ 800-362-5255 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

Sunshine Metals_________ 760-579-8327

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8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-903

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United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. _____ 360-434-8844 CM


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Laser & Fiber Laser Machines

Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR___ 503-887-1003

Altemp Alloys__________ 800-227-8103 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Fry Steel_____________ 800-423-6651 Rolling Machines Portable Metrology North-South Machinery______ 562-690-7616 K

8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Production Machine Tools, Inc.__425-881-1200 Plate: Wear and Structural Metrology Scanners Revolution Machine Tools_____ 385-355-0316 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Magnetic Drills/Cutters Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Metrology Maintenence Innovative Tool Sales_______714-780-0730 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Hexagon_____________ 206-304-3847 Material Handling Systems Precision Ground Flat NEW MACHINERY Hydmech Sawing Solutions____ 714-620-5560 SUN GRINDING_________ 480-334-1005 FABRICATION Metal Marking Systems Sheet & Coil Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Kwik Mark Inc___________ 815-363-8268

Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031

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8300 San Fernando road Sun Valley, Ca 91352

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Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Stainless Steel & Steel

PHONE (818) 729-3333 fax (818) 729-3377 suNvallEy@IMsMETals.COM www.INdusTrIalMETalsuPPly.COM

Jorgensen Machine Tools____ 800-952-0151 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900 Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 North-South Machinery_____ 562-690-7616 Notchers Fry Steel______________800-423-665 Band & Cut Off Saws Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 Gorilla Metals Inc.________ 855-516-3825 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Plasma/Gas Cutting Tools/Systems Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 Fab - Line Machinery_______ 206-972-6215 Kloeckner Metals________ 480-389-2883 North Western Machinery____ 206-583-2333 Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439 Laser Cutting Services, Inc____503-612-8311 Production Machine Tools, Inc._ 425-881-1200 Plate Bending & Rolls Ryerson Corporation______ 425-204-2601 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.____ 503-620-9031 United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Rosco Precision Machinery___ 253-333-2439 Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151 Titanium Plate, Rod, Bar, & Wire CNC Turret Punches Plasma/Gas Cutting Systems Bralco______________ 602-722-3324 Muratec_____________ 949-466-8255 Production Machine Tools, Inc.__425-881-1200

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Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316

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North-South Machinery______562-690-7616 Revolution Machine Tools____ 385-355-0316

Tooling Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Welding Equipment Rocky Mountain Saw Blades__ 303-761-3000 PALLET SYSTEMS Manual & Automatic Pallet Systems Midaco Corporation_______847-593-8420 Manual Lift Off Pallet Systems

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United Performance Metals__ _888-282-3292 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031 Icon Machine Tool, Inc. ______360-434-8844 Midaco Corporation______ 847-593-8420 Shipping Solutions Tool Steel Icon Machine Tool, Inc. OR____503-887-1003 Cold Saws/Saws Industrial Metal Supply Co.___ 818-729-3333 Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.__ _503-620-9031 Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239 Presses CNC MASTERCAM TRAINING Wood Pallets Hydmech Sawing Solutions___ 714-620-5560 Bixby Machine Tool Supply___ 509-534-1208


KNUTH Machine Tools______ 847-415-3333


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Perry Pallet Co.________ 360-366-5239

Press Brakes Fahey Machinery Co., Inc.___ 503-620-9031


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Nesting Software SigmaNEST___________ 513-595-2022

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Rosco Precision Machinery____253-333-2439

Santa Cruz Electronics______ 831-479-5444 REAL ESTATE- COMMERCIAL Capacity Commercial Group__ 503-326-9000 REPAIR

SHOT PEEN MARKING Shot Peen MarkinBox_____________ 310-214-3367

BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 SOFTWARE CAD CAM Machining Applied CAx____________ 503-962-0287 Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 Solid Products___________480-206-0330

Spinetti Machinery_______ 775-996-3770 Mechanical Design Cimatron________ 248-596-9700 ext. 237 Delcam______________ 877-335-2261

Sherpa Design__________ 503-771-3570 SPINDLES & SLIDES Spindle Rebuilding/Repair C & M Precision Spindle, Inc.___ 503-691-0955 GMN USA LLC___________ 800-686-1679 Spindle Sales New GMN USA LLC___________ 800-686-1679 TRAINING

Bar Feeder Repair

BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400

AS9100 Registration


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Edge Technologies_______ 951-440-1574 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________800-562-0900


ISO / AS9100 Certification BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 Productivity Training BMSC_______________ 602-445-9400 USED MACHINERY EDM Network_ __________480-836-1782

Expand Machinery_______818-349-9166 Alliance Packaging_______ 206-445-5898- Jorgensen Machine Tools_____ 800-952-0151

Waterjet & Blast Abrasives, Garnetentury Barton International______ 800-741-7756 GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300 Waterjet Bricks

K.D. Capital Equipt________ 480-922-1674

Barton International______ 800-741-7756

Ready-Robotics__________833-732-3967 Sherpa Design__________ 503-771-3570 North Western Machinery_____ 206-583-2333

GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300

LMI Machinery Inc._______ 866-437-7315

Engineering/Mechanical Design

Olympus Controls_________503-582-8100

Financial Services

Performance Machine Tools ___ 510-760-9518

Robotic Part Loading Systems

Intech Funding_________ 800-553-9208

ZACHMAN MachineRY INC. ____ 602-908-3447

Acieta____________ 402-650-8132

Quick Turn Financial_______415-608-5692


Midaco Corporation_______ 847-593-8420

Machine Tool Rebuilding

Waterjet Hoppers GMA Garnet Group _______ 832-243-9300

Fahey Machinery Co., Inc._____ 503-620-9031

Waterjet Replacement Parts

Ready-Robotics__________833-732-3967 EDM Network___________480-836-1782

Flow Internatil___________ 909-620-5707

Barton International______ 800-741-7756

Olympus Controls_________503-582-8100

Machine Toolworks________ 800-426-2052 EDM Performance________ 800-336-2946


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Ponderosa Ind____ _______303-298-1801


Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098

SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Specialty Steel Services______ 801-539-8252 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 TVT Die Casting__________ 800-280-2278 Stevens Tool & Die_________ 503-682-3185




Precision Enterprises Inc._____ 851-797-1000


Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628

Investment Casting-Precision

Tool & Dies

EDM Solutions EDM: Wire

Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 Dolphin Investment Castings___ 602-272-6747 Micropulse West Inc.________ 480-966-2300 Clings Aerospace_________ 480-968-1778 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 Speciality Bending Precision Enterprises Inc._____ 851-797-1000 DEBURRING Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Industrial Precision Grinding____310-352-4700 CHEMICAL ETCHING Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 DESIGN CMR Manufacturing________ 602-273-0943 Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300 Structrual Bending PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Tube and Pipe Bending Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 BRAZING-JOINING Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844


Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634


Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 United Performance Metals___ _888-282-3292 COLD FORMING ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918

EDM EDM: Dialectric Systems

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Stevens Tool & Die_________ 503-682-3185 ELECTRO MECHANICAL Sub-Assembly Builds


Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776


Ebbco Inc______________586-716-5151

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Bar & Plate & Die Cutting

EDM: Drilling Small Hole

Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 ENGINEERING/DESIGN

ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Precision Casting Repair______ 801-972-2345 AZ Tool Steel____________ 877-795-1600 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654 Brazing: FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Milco Waterjet___________ 714-373-0098 Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 BROACHING


EDM: Ram-Type (Sinking)

Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300

Extrusions Plastic Extrusion Services


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Inline Plastics Inc._________909-923-1033

Glass Bead Clean


Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____408-727-6630

Architectural Forming & Fabrication

Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648

Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Fabrication: Sheet Metal Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919

Liquid Painting Wrico_______________480-892-7800 Albina Co., Inc. ___________866-252-4628 Forming & Fabrication

Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 Albina Co., Inc. __________866-252-4628

Bending Solutions, Inc._______ 360-651-2443 FIBER OPTICS TESTING

Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 MPI International_________956-631-6880

American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 Clevland Electric Labs. _______ 480-967-2501 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272



Advanced Precision Anodizing____ 503-661-6700

Coating Technologies_______623-581-2648

NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211

Frontier Group__________602-437-2426

FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272

Mountain View Machine______ 435-755-0500 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

Industrial Thermoplastics

Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication: Arizona Hard Chrome________ 602-278-8671 Medium & Large

Coating Technologies________623-581-2648

QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 FLATLINE FAB____________ 503-707-9272

Polishing Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 Powder Coating

SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 American Precision Ind..____503-784-5211 CLS Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740 Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 PAS Technologies__________602-744-2600 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 Group Mfg Serv__________480-966-3952 Real Axis Machining_________360-723-5386 Sandblasting Fabrication: Custom Metal American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Titanium Coating Services______562-548-2550

Byington Steel Treating, Inc.____408-727-6630

Shot Peen DRY FILM LUBRICATION FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 QUAL-FAB, Inc.___________ 206-762-2117 Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Group Mfg Serv__________ 480-966-3952 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Silk Screening Frontier Group__________602-437-2426 Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Solid Form Fabrication______ 503-435-1400 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 Arizona Finishing_________602-438-4443 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Weiser Engineering________303-280-2778 Galvanizing: Hot Dip FIXTURING Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

Tube & Pipe Bending Fabrication

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TMM Precision ___________800-448-9448

Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386

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Tyler Acheson

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FANUC Master Certified Service Engineer Council Bluffs, IA | Waukesha, WI | Huntington Beach, CA

402.650.8132 844-4-ACIETA


tacheson@acieta.com www.acieta.com Delivering Tomorrow’s Automation Today

Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386

GASKETS 3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572

Grinding, Centerless

Byington Steel Treating_____408-727-6630

Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320


LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482

Controlled Thermal Tech_____602-272-3714

SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226

AZ Hard Chrome__________ 602-278-8671 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

Sunshine Metals___________714-225-4972

AZ Tool Steel____________ 877-795-1600 Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595

Treske Precision Machining _____503-625-2821

ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 Cogitic_______________ 719-473-8844 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864

Grinding, Double Disc

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700

Phoenix Heat Treating______602-258-7751

Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595


TVT Die Casting__________ 800-280-2278 VWeiser Engineering_______ 303-280-2778 Industrial Thermoplastics

Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 TCI Precision Metals________ 800-234-5613 Phoenix Heat Treating_______ 602-258-7751

Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501

Grinding: OD

Machining: 5-Axis

Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700

Heat Treating/ISO/AS9100

LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Arizona Hard Chrome_______ 602-278-8671 ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008 Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Mountain View Machine______ 435-755-0500 Precision Tech___________ 801-285-7288 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 American Precision Ind.._______503-784-5211 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300 StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595

Heat Treating/NADCAP

Jaguar Precision Machine _____ 505-242-6545

Steel Services Grinding______ 800-662-0126 Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 ABS Heat Treating_________602-437-3008 Strom Manufacturing________503-447-1021 Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595

Grinding: Surface

Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630

Machining: Aerospace/Space Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700 Phoenix Heat Treating_______602-258-7751 American Precision Ind.._______503-784-5211 StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Grinding, Blanchard Large Capacity Drop Bottom ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________480-218-0918 AZ Tool Steel____________ 877-795-1600 Superior Grinding_________ 801-487-9700 Oven/Aluminum Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 Grinding: Tool & Cutter Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.___ 805-583-9966 Byington Steel Treating______408-727-6630 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Diversified Metal Services_____ 801-972-6093 Superior Grinding_________888-487-9701 MET-TEK Heat Treating______503-519-9864 Jaguar Precision Machine _____ 505-242-6545 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 Swift Tool Co, Inc.________ 800-562-0900


Larkin Precision Machine_____ 831-438-2700

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654

Steel Services Grinding______ 800-662-0126 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482

Sun Grinding___________ 602-238-9595

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658

Industrial Precision Grinding___ 310-352-4700


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Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700


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Passivation, Electroless Nickel, Gold, Hard Chrome, Silver, & Tin Plating. 206-947-4052 geoffs@askogroup.com Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Layke Inc._____________ 602-272-2654

LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482

Strom Manufacturing________ 503-447-1021 Micropulse West, Inc._______ 480-966-2300

Newport Tool.____________801-295-7411

SMH Inc LLC_____________360-341-2226 Precision Aerospace, LLC_____ 602-352-8658 Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Treske Precision Machining _____503-625-2821 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Machining: Ceramics Advanced

Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320

O’Keefe Ceramics__________719-687-0888 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Machining: Proto-R & D

Strom Manufacturing________503-447-1021

American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________ 480-218-0918

Machining: Large

Cascade Engineering Tech _____503-266-1300 Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Clevland Electric Labs. _______480-967-2501 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Jaguar Precision Machine ______505-242-6545 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Newport Tool.____________ 801-295-7411 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386 Ron Grob Co_____________970-667-5320

Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Machining: Swiss Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689

Machining: Ultra Precision LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing__ 503-557-9407

LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Machining: Turning With Live Tooling Pacific Swiss & Manufacturing__ 503-557-9407 ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Machining: Turning

Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778

Accutech Machine Inc_______ 801-975-1117


American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211

Contract Manufacturing

ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 AATC________________ 602-268-1467

Machining: Medical

Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501 Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Die-Tech Precision Machining____ 669-888-350 Albina Co., Inc. __________ 866-252-4628 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300

Faustson______________ 303-420-7422 Alpha Precision Machining, Inc. __ 253-395-7381 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 American Precision Ind..______ 503-784-5211 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______623-466-6866 Strom Manufacturing________ 503-447-1021 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Treske Precision Machining _____503-625-2821 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344 Howard Precision Machined Prod._801-619-9850 Bending Solutions, Inc.______ 360-651-2443 TVT Die Casting__________ 800-280-2278 SMH Inc LLC_____________360-341-2226

Machining: CNC Milling

Machining: Production

Jaguar Precision Machine _____ 505-242-6545 Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501

Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Accutech Machine Inc________ 801-975-1117 Larkin Precision Machine_____ 831-438-2700 CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 American Precision Ind.._______ 503-784-5211 Layke Inc._____________602-272-2654 FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________ 480-218-0918 ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________480-218-0918 LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Cascade Engineering Tech _____503-266-1300 Cascade Engineering Tech ____ 503-266-1300

Portland Precision Manufacturing_503-253-6700 Group Mfg Serv__________ 480-966-3952

Clevland Electric Labs. _______480-967-2501 Clevland Electric Labs. _______480-967-2501 Real Axis Machining________360-723-5386 Jaguar Precision Machine _____ 505-242-6545 Die-Tech Precision Machining____669-888-3500 Die-Tech Precision Machining____ 669-888-350 Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 LV Swiss ______________ 435-635-1482 Faustson______________ 303-420-7422 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 =SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700 Flex-Pro Manufacturing.______ 623-466-6866 Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689

Strom Manufacturing_______ 503-447-1021 Teton Machine __________ 208-642-9344

Grovtec US, Inc. __________ 503-557-4689 Jaguar Precision Machine ______505-242-6545 Teton Machine __________208-642-9344 Treske Precision Machining ____ 503-625-2821 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST

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TVT Die Casting_________ 800-280-2278 Industrial Manufacturing Albina Co., Inc. _________ 866-252-4628 Machinists Inc.___________360-202-7342

Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144 SMH Inc LLC____________ 360-341-2226 Molds: Expertise in Overmold and

Mold Making

Insert Molding

3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572

Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144 Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634

Turnkey Product Services



Aero Tech MFG___________801-891-2740

Surface Mount & Thru Hole

Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700

Custom Airplane to Marine Polishing Metal Polishing By Timothy___ 503-253-5294 Personal Collectables Polishing Metal Polishing By Timothy___ 503-253-5294


Custom Plastic Profiles


Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Controlled Thermal Tech _____602-272-3714

Custom Plastic Tubing


Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Molds: Plastic Injection

Custom Thermoplastics

Plastic Injection Molding_____509-531-2634

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

SMH Inc LLC____________360-341-2226

Extrusion Die Development

Arizona Finishing_________ 602-438-4443 Milco Wire EDM,, Inc._______ 714-373-0098

ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 EPSI_________________ 714-519-9423

StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311

Metal Polishing By Timothy___ 503-253-5294

Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144

Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410


Controlled Thermal Tech ______602-272-3714

Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700

Coating: Black Oxide ChemResearch___________ 602-253-4175 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648 Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

Coating: Dry Film Lube

StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648 Black Oxide Leadtek Plating___________503-682-4410 Custom Plastic Spiraling StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033 Bright Tin Coating: Nickel/ Teflon/Chrome Custom Plastic Finishing Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648 Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033

Inline Plastics Inc._________ 909-923-1033 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410 Leadtek Plating___________503-682-4410 PLASTIC MACHINING

Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271

Molds: High Volume Class 100

Portland Precision Manufacturing_ 503-253-6700

Chem Film

Advanced Mold Technology____ 714-990-0144


Bridge Molds


StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Coating Technologies________623-581-2648

Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634

Molds: Fast Turn Prototype and


FLATLINE FAB___________ 503-707-9272 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Leadtek Plating___________503-682-4410


Aero Tech MFG___________ 801-891-2740

Advanced Precision Anodizing___ 503-661-6700

Cascade Systems Technology___ 971-330-8054 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052 AZ Hard Chrome___________602-278-8671

Production Polishing



Coating:Zinc & Mag.Phos. Coating Technologies________623-581-2648

Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311

3-D Plastics, Inc.__________ 503-720-0572 Savon Plating, Inc__________602-252-4311


Plastic Injection Molding_____ 509-531-2634 StandardAero___________ 602-744-2600 Foresight Finishing_________480-772-0387 A2Z MANUFACTURING WEST COAST •

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StandardAero____________602-744-2600 Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Nickel-Bright


Frontier Group____________ 602-437-2426 Foresight Finishing________ 480-772-0387 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410


ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052 Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271 Passivation

Embrittlement Relief

Zinc Nickel

Metro Metals Northwest ______ 503-819-1284

PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Full Service Scrap Management


Metro Metals Northwest ______ 503-819-1284

G & G Custom Metal Fab_____ 503-931-7069 PRECISION FORMING Aeroform, Inc. __________360-403-1919

Wood Products Perry Pallet Co.___________ 360-366-5239 REPAIR

EPSI_________________ 714-519-9423 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052

Pacific Tool, Inc__________ 425-882-1970 CNC-PROS______________ 602-344-9753

Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311 Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426

QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117

Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

Electroless Nickel

ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Phosphate

Foresight Finishing_________ 480-772-0387

Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426 Shot Peen

Precious Metal Plating Co.______ 800-481-6271

Savon Plating, Inc__________ 602-252-4311 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Tin / Zinc Plate


ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052

Glass Bead Clean

StandardAero____________602-744-2600 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410


ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 Silver Plating

EPSI_________________ 714-519-9423


SpringWorks Utah_________ 801-298-0113 Albina Co., Inc. ___________866-252-4628 Wrico_______________ 480-892-7800 PROCESSING: METAL Chemical

ROLL FORMING ATF Aerospace, LLC.._________ 480-218-0918 SANDBLASTING Advanced Precision Anodizing____503-661-6700

LA Specialties___________ 602-269-7612 Byington Steel Treating, Inc._____408-727-6630 PROTOTYPES

Production Sawing

Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 Bourdelais Grinding Co., Inc.____805-583-9966 NW Rapid Mfg.__________ 503-434-8557 PUNCHING CLS Fabrication Inc________ 800-426-0721 Group Manufacturing Serv____ 480-966-3952

SEWING Grovtec US, Inc. ___________503-557-4689 SHEARING United Performance Metals_____888-282-3292 SIGNAGE & DISPLAYS

Foresight Finishing_________ 480-772-0387 ASKO Group____________ 206-947-4052

QUAL-FAB, Inc.____________206-762-2117

Leadtek Plating___________ 503-682-4410 EPSI________________ 714-519-9423

Weiser Engineering________ 303-280-2778

Precious Metal Plating Co.______ 800-481-6271 Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410


3-D Plastics, Inc.___________503-720-0572

PAS Technologies__________602-744-2600 PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600

Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Nickel,


Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271

Plastics, Stainless Steel, Steel, Tin

Western Sintering__________509-375-3096

Metro Metals Northwest _____ 503-819-1284


Tin Plating

Bin Service

United Performance Metals_____888-282-3292

NAD CAP & Boeing Approved

Precious Metal Plating Co._____ 800-481-6271

Metro Metals Northwest _____ 503-819-1284



Leadtek Plating__________ 503-682-4410

Excess Material Handling

Evans Precision___________ 623-582-4776

Hard Chrome

Arizona Hard Chrome________ 602-278-8671 Savon Plating, Inc_________ 602-252-4311 ASKO Group_____________ 206-947-4052


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Milco Wire EDM,, Inc.________714-373-0098 SILICONE

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Clevland Electric Labs. ______480-967-2501 Ace Wire & Spring Form_______412-458-4830

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Specialty Steel Services______ 801-539-8252 SPRINGS Ace Wire & Spring Form______ 412-458-4830

Aeroform, Inc. __________ 360-403-1919

THOMPSON MACHINE._____ 505-823-1453 Milco Waterjet___________ 714-373-0098 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Precision Aerospace, LLC_____602-352-8658

Cascade Systems Technology___ 503-640-5733 Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838 TESTING

SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113

SW Waterjet & Laser________480-306-7748

Non-Destructive Testing

United Performance Metals____888-282-3292


Frontier Group___________ 602-437-2426

5-Axis Waterjet Cutting

Extension/Compression/ Coil Ace Wire & Spring Form______ 412-458-4830

Turbine Instrument Testing Clevland Electric Labs. ______ 480-967-2501

AEI Fabrication__________ 480-733-6594


Precision Die & Stamping_____ 480-967-2038 SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113

THOMPSON MACHINE._____ 505-823-1453 Stamping:Design ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113

THOMPSON MACHINE._____ 505-823-1453

Bolts Metalizing-CWST______602-244-2432 Controlled Thermal Tech _____ 602-272-3714 THREAD ROLLING Ron Grob Co____________ 970-667-5320 TOOL & DIE DESIGN ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Wrico_______________ 480-892-7800

Stamping:Flat Forming ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918 NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080 SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113 Stamping: Light





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Industrial Machine Svcs______ 503-240-0878 Clevland Electric Labs. ______480-967-2501 Mountain View Machine______ 435-755-0500

Robotic Welding

Newport Tool.___________ 801-295-7411 Bending Solutions, Inc.______360-651-2443

SpringWorks Utah__________801-298-0113


Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

THOMPSON MACHINE._____ 505-823-1453


FLATLINE FAB___________503-707-9272



Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838

Welding: Precision

Stamping: Production/



Real Axis Machining________ 360-723-5386

ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918


PAS Technologies_________ 602-744-2600 Rickard Engineering _______866-845-8838


NW Metalcraft Industries_____ 888-280-7080

Evans Precision___________ 623-582-4776

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Welding: MIG-TIG

ATF Aerospace, LLC..________ 480-218-0918

Clings Aerospace_________ 480-968-1778 Evans Precision__________ 623-582-4776

Precision Die & Stamping_____ 480-967-2038

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Index of Advertisers 3D-Plastics...27,39


People Tech...3,33

ABS Metallurgical...45,47

Foresight Finishing...44

Performance Machine Tools...8,36

Accutech Machine, inc...43

Frontier Group...39

Phoenix Heat Treat...41



PMA Industries...21

Advanced Precision Anodizing...41


Portland Precision...42

Aeroform, Inc...42


Precious Metals Plating...17,39

Aero Tech Manufacturing...40


Precision Aerospace, LLC...41

Albina Co., Inc....7

HS&S Machine Tool...36

Precision Die & Stamping...14,39

Allied Tool and Die...44


Precision Enterprises...41

American Precision Industries...41

Hercules Sealing Products...36


Arizona Finishing...41

Horizon Carbide...36


Asko Group...42


Rosco Precision Machinery...19,32

ATF Aerospace, LLC...33, 43

Industrial Metal Supply Co....28,37

Royal products...24,33


Industrial Precision Grinding...44



IRH Carriers and Rigging...38

SMH Inc LLC...30,39


Jaguar Precision Machine...40

Specialty Steel...40

Byington Steel Treating...41

KD Capital...36

Spinetti Machinery...33


Kloeckner Metals-Temtco...29,33

Spring Works Utah...40

Cascade Engineering Tech...42

Landmark Solutions...31,34


Clark Manufacturers Service...20,33

Laube Titanium Mill Prod....37

Star Metal Fluids...33

Cleveland Electric Labs...41

Layke Inc...43


CLS Fabrication Inc...40


Steel Services Grinding...41

Coast Aluminum...10,33

Lucy’s Machine...32,43

Strom Manufacturing...39

Coastal Metals...22,32

LV Swiss...43

Sulli Tool...32

Coating Technologies...40

Mario Pinto...34

Superior Grinding...1,20,21,40

Controlled Thermal Tech...43

MC Sales & Marketing...33

Superior Metal Shapes...16,36

Curtis Wright...41

MET-TEK Inc...40

Sustaining Edge...35

Cycle Time Solutions...34

Methods Machine Tools Inc...5,33

SW Water Jet Services...13


Metro Metals Northwest, Inc...42

TCI Precision Metals...6,32

DCM Tech...35

Micropulse West...41

Tech Financial Services...34

Die-Tech Precision Machine...40




Midaco Corporation...34


EDM Network...32


Thompson Machine...23,34,45

EDM Performance..32,33

Mountain View Machining...41

TVT Die Casting...16,39

Edge Technologies...23,33

MP Systems...35

US Shop Tools...15,36

Ellison Technologies...9,32

MRI , Machinery Resources...35

Valley Financial Services...35

Epic Finance...35

Newport Tool...44

Von Ruden Manufacturing, Inc...33


Noron Precision Machine...10

Weiser Engineering...41

Evans Precision...45

North-South Machinery...25,32

Western Sintering...17,39

Expand Machinery...35

North Western Machinery...35

WOMO Designs...21,40


NW Machine Tool Expo...5

Wrico Stamping...44

FLATLINE FAB...11,30,43

Pacific Swiss...39

Zeiss Metrology...32


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